But thanks to a well-timed recapitalization and a long-term outlook, this American icon is primed to succeed as the others fail.
As a result, it has shaped our brains so that they are primed to perpetuate it.
By the time Gurira took her place at the Google podium to read from the play, the audience was primed for emotion.
primed for a conversion, she meets with church elders and even attends services.
Whatever the context in which one is having fun, he is primed to have it in another.
"You never can tell what ears are primed for news," said Waldron.
They had been primed and waiting for days, ready to follow him up.
I primed old 'bar death' fresh, and rubbed the frizin, for it war no time for rifle to get to snappin'.
Our carbines are primed, friend, so stand true to your promise!'
He had been primed by Britz and was following the part which he had been directed to play.
late 14c., "first in order," from Latin primus "first, the first, first part," figuratively "chief, principal; excellent, distinguished, noble" (source also of Italian and Spanish primo), from pre-Italic *prismos, superlative of PIE *preis- "before," from root *per- (1) "beyond, through" (see per).
Meaning "first in importance" is from 1610s in English; that of "first-rate" is from 1620s. Arithmetical sense (e.g. prime number) is from 1560s; prime meridian is from 1878. Prime time originally (c.1500) meant "spring time;" broadcasting sense of "peak tuning-in period" is attested from 1961.
"earliest canonical hour" (6 a.m.), Old English prim, from Medieval Latin prima "the first service," from Latin prima hora "the first hour" (of the Roman day). Meaning "most vigorous stage" first recorded 1530s; specifically "springtime of human life" (often meaning ages roughly 21 to 28) is from 1590s. In classical Latin, noun uses of the adjective meant "first part, beginning; leading place."
"to fill, charge, load" (a weapon), 1510s, probably from prime (adj.). Meaning "to cover with a first coat of paint or dye" is from c.1600. To prime a pump (c.1840) meant to pour water down the tube, which saturated the sucking mechanism and made it draw up water more readily. Related: Primed; priming.